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examined the organization of hawaii that began with the arrival of new england missionaries in 1820. the author recounts the coup organized by the missionaries that proposed the last hawaiian clean in 1893 and resulted in the annexation of the islands by the united states in 1898. how white he was named the 50th state on august 2021, 1959. >> i know you just have microphones everywhere here. [laughter] i'm going to read for a little bit and then take questions, just like every other reading that you've ever been to. [laughter] why is there a glop of macaroni salad next to the japanese chicken on my plate on each? because the ship left thaddeus harbour but the new england missionaries found for hawaii in 1819. that and it's saturday only took in four days a week. waikiki is a spot for a tourist to sit beneath and ponder a historical implications of the lukewarm takeout because none of us belong here, not me, not the macaroni, not the chicken soak in this way sauce and not even the tree. like a lot of people, spaniards are imports from somewhere else. in this case, india. the branches
that we have from the aloha state of hawai'i competing with the land of lincoln for the rights of the presidential library. >> i'm jane ferguson in kandahar, afghanistan, where a major success in women's education is now threatened with closure. does big pharma impact the doctors in their decision to not offer alternatives to the pill here? >> i think that there is evidence that if you have interactions with pharmaceutical companies, it does impact -- and there's actually pretty good studies based -- that have looked at physician prescribing patterns and interactions with big pharma. i think one of the luxuries i have is i'm in academic medicine, and we have a policy that we don't interact with pharmaceutical companies. so i hope that gives me a better perspective. and i think a lot of these doctors aren't having these conversations with their patients because i have countless patients who come to me and said they have never heard of iud's. so i think there is some impact of that. we know there's an impact of that. and it makes it challenging, you know, to -- to have a complete
facing women in minority communities when >>> an intense battle is brewing between hawaii and chicago, both placing making the claim it is the logical place for the site of barack obama's presidential library. let's go to honolulu. jennifer you could have done this report from chicago, or hawaii, but you are in hawaii. [ laughter ] >> reporter: yes, and i think it's probably not hard to figure out why. [ laughter ] >> actually we are here for the president's vacation, and as the president and first family do celebrate christmas right here in oahu, it would be a holiday wish come true for hawaii if the presidential library were located here. >> reporter: this is oahu's south shore with waikiki on one side and downtown on the other. it's a low-key spot popular with locals but all of the beaten path for tourists. there is an effort to change that, and transform these 7 acres of waterfront into something that is, well, presidential. robert per kinison is an associate professor of american studies at the university of hawaii. he is helping spear head the statewide effort to help build the
billion. the congress has yet to do that. president obama is vacationing in hawai'i right now. we're live in hawai'i on who this effects. i understand that this seems to be the top of mind for the president and it has not amounted for a working vacation, correct? >> well, it certainly is, and richelle the white house has stressed the president is very much on vacation. he's still doing the people's business and he's working behind the scenes. as you mentioned richelle this is not the holiday present that anyone was hoping for. some 1.3 million americans will see their federal unemployment benefits expire today. that's because extending those benefits was not part of the bipartisan budget deal that was reached earlier in the year which was ultimately signed by problem earlier this week while he's on vacation here in uaw. with congress in recess there is no hope for an immediate fix until they reconvene on januar january 6th. benefits kick in when someone has been unmr.ed for 26 weeks and that's when most state's jobless benefits end. while the president is on vacation he did give a press c
you. >>> it's the state of hawai'i versus the city of chicago. as two major locales go head-to-head to host the barack obama presidential library. >>> and the california condor was once on the brink of extinction. i'll tell you the latest threat to their survival and what is being done to save them. was -- prince william was dating kate middleton. >> ross shimabuku is here with sport. >> dennis rodman is in north korea to train basketball players for an upcoming player. he wants everyone to know he's not a joke. this is the same guy who dressed up in a wedding gown and will rite a book with his bff, kim jong un. the 52-year-old rodman, who never shies away from the spotlight arrived in north korea >> welcome back to al jazeera america. here's a look at your top stories. edward snowed enwith a christmas message to run against the queen's. >>> the egyptian government has announced muslim brotherhood a terrorist organization. >>> pope francis called for an end of violence in africa and the middle east. >>> in the philippines today, today they're still suffering from the tremend
their hawaii vacation to mark a christmas tradition, paying tribute to u.s. service members. the obamas visited nearly 600. and their families at marine corps base hawaii. the president recalled speaking on the phone on this christmas eve to ten military members stationed in places like afghanistan, saudi arabia and bahrain. mr. obama honored the sacrifice made each and every day, not just during the holidays. take a listen. >> michelle and i know that we would not enjoy the freedoms we do if not for the incredible dedication and professionalism and work that you do. the least we can do is let you know we are grateful and we're thankful. >> the obamas are expected to remain in hawaii through january 5th. >>> and now we want get a check of your thursday weather. here is nbc meteorologist dylan dreyer. dylan, how's it look out there? >> good morning. things are quiet across most of the country. that goes from the west coast as well from seattle into l.a. but in seattle, it's almost too quiet because we're seeing air stagnation alerts up that way which i'll show you in just a second. but high tem
lovers. >> i wouldn't act like that. >> three weeks a bunch of go pros and one crazy good time in hawaii. wouldn't it be nice if there was a wireless company that put you on their gift list? well say hello to aio! at aio wireless you can get an android smartphone free with activation. free android phone?!?! yes please. plus, aio has a reliable nationwide network and no annual contracts. it's like the presents just keep coming! a wireless company that puts me at the top of their list? i'm in! stop by your neighborhood aio store or visit aiowireless.com. aio, a new way to wireless. >>> water crashing down in seas of the coast of france. you may look at that and say that's a storm out there. but if you've got a board and a big set of cojones, you know you're going to go out and watch this wave. this is a popular surf spot off the coast of france. >> these guys just bombing down the enormous wives. once they're up to the hop, it's like a wait to not -- >> and why wouldn't you take advantage of this? even if the whether was questionable. >> but it doesn't rook like the skies are stormy. that'
. >> three weeks a bunch of go pros and one crazy good time in hawaii. >>> water crashing down in seas of the coast of france. you may look at that and say that's a storm out there. but if you've got a board and a big set of cojones, you know you're going to go out and watch this wave. this is a popular surf spot off the coast of france. >> these guys just bombing down the enormous wives. once they're up to the hop, it's like a wait to not -- >> and why wouldn't you take advantage of this? even if the whether was questionable. >> but it doesn't rook like the skies are stormy. that's just the nature here in tahar a. if you're a safer, it's a dream wave. it's wave after waver, giving guys an awesome rental thrill. >> you never know what kind of imagine being will happen when you toot your own horn. that fella here in the the santa hat is talking to their little scholly. >> he decides to put on a show for these ladies. >> are you going to show your little snefl. >> oh, wait a minute! he didn't just drop his pants. >> how, how did they pull that off? >> if took these comedy plans three bla
and first lady visited with marines and their families at marine corp based hawaii. the first couple based the troops and family for service and sacrifice. mr obama has a little more than three years left as pit has not stopped hawaii and chicago looking behind 2017, both hoping to host the barack obama library. hawaii is stepping up its efforts. >> this is the south shore, with waikiki on one side and downtown on the other. it's a low-key spot popular with locals. but off the beaten path for tourists. a plan is taking shape to transform that, transforming the water front into president yam. >> there's two lots that are possible sites for a presidential center. >> this man is an associate professor at the university of hawaii, helping to spear head the statewide effort of the 44th library. >> barack obama is the first global president. hawaii is a cosmopolitan city. this is a good place to tell his international story. >> while hawaii can suffer from the stereotype of sun and sand with little substance, the sheer number of visitors makes the state a contender. >> 8 million tourists come th
or not. >>> president obama has three years left in the term, but hawaii and chicago are looking past january 2017. they're both hoping to become the home of the obama presidential library. with the president vacations in the aloha state, hawaii is stepping up its efforts raising its game. jennifer london joins us now from honolulu. jennifer. >> reporter: well, tony, what does it take to land a presidential library? is it location? is it number of possible visitors? is it ties to the president? well, hawaii says it has all of that and more, and it certainly doesn't hurt that a oahu is one of the president's favorite vacation spots. this is oahu's south shore with waikiki on one side and downtown on the other. it's a low-key spot popular with locals but well off the beaten path for tourists. a lofty plan is taking shape too change that into something presidential. >> there's two lots here that are possible sites for a presidential center in honolulu. >> reporter: robert is an soeshlt professor of american stud dwris at the university of hawaii. he's helping spearhead the statewide effo
to land the job of hosting his presidential library. we'll look at the push his home state of hawaii is making. first, let's have a look at the temperatures and what they'll do across the nation. >> good morning. not climbing too much. they are down below the freezing mark and about to stay there. a push of arctic air, you see the darker colour. temperatures into the teens. that pushes across the lakes. memphis at 33 above the freezing mark with below-freezing temperatures and fog. making for slippery roadways. across the north-east where that ice and snow are on the ground temperatures are cold and not expecting too climb much. here is where the temperatures are into the 20s. we have fog around, so freezing fog, a problem this morning. by the afternoon not much of a warm up. make climbing across the south-east and the mid west ahead of a storm approaching. we'll look at that later. >> government officials in brazil say the death tolls rose in the flood tolls. 32 died since the storm swept through south-eastern state. millions has been pledged in emergency fu
between chicago and hawai'i over which location would be the best place for the presidential library. with the president spending christmas vacation in hawai'i, it's stepping up it's game. what does that mean? jennifer london joins us from honolulu. good to see you. >> reporter: tony, nice to see you. i tell you, chicago may have been the birthplace for president obama's political career, but hawai'i was the birthplace of the president. and it's for that reason and many others that the aloha state said the presidential library should be built here. >> this is oahu's south shore with waikiki on one side and downtown on the other. it's a low key spot popular with locals but well off the beaten path for tourists. a lofty plan is taking shape to change that and transform the seven acres of waterfront into something, well, presidential. >> these two lots here are possible sites for presidential center in honolulu. >> reporter: robert per kin son is professor of american studies at the university of hawai'i. he's spearheading the statewide effort to build the 44th presidential library here
doesn't match her other states exchange and it can be a mass. today, hawaii five oh, knocked out. after just 200 enrollees and katie pavlich here with us tonight to talk about this. >> it is compounding the problem. i'm here to say aloha. so we are seeing a lot of big problems in hawaii that we have seen all over the country, also the federal exchange, we gave $205 million to why from federal taxpayers to implement the exchanges. only 200 have and will properly because of the exchange's. neil: was the website of the source of the problem? >> it's a combination. some also built the federal exchange as you can imagine why it's not working. the company also has a history trying to build the tax system in hawaii and nothing more. and so at about $750 per enrollee in hawaii at this point. neil: summer working through their own exchanges and what have you. in time will heal a lot of it. what do you find? >> i don't think so. you can talk about the website in one issue, you can talk about it in another. we are seeing that the premiums are increasing by 22% for the interesting thing is that 8%
travelling with the president in hawaii. mr barack obama's vacation is not stopping him urging members of congress to restore benefits to more than a million americans. >> politics at up to problems - we'll tell you about plans by the irani government change the capital of the country. >> welcome back to al jazeera america. here are the top stories this half hour. a new york federal judge ruled the national security agency's spying program is legal. the american civil liberties union filed the lawsuit. earlier in month a judge ruled against the n.s.a. in a case brought against verizon. >> the syrian government agreed to have toxic compound out by the end of the year. diplomats today said it will not be finished by that deadline. >> more than a million americans out of work lost unemployment benefits. the program would have cost $19 billion if extended. >> let's go jennifer london live in hawaii, where president obama is vacationing. president obama is hoping to extend the benefits still. >> well, he certainly was before he came out here to hawaii for his vacation. to provide context, t
selected as the best of 2013. >> welcome back. wedding bells are ringing in hawaii for same-sex couples. on monday it became the 15th state to conduct same-sex marriage. in hawaii, they registered for a licence on the same day. it could make hawaii a popular destination for same-sex couples. >> a federal judge will decide if dedroit is elimable for bankruptcy. tough choices for pensions. >> after four months of court hearings, is a federal judge will rule tuesday on whether detroit is eligible for chapter 9 bankruptcy. >> bankruptcy is a term that none of us ever want to get to this point. >> facing a staggering $18 billion in long-term detect, the city's state-appointed manager kevin orare made it clear that everything from the city's assets, like master piece, like retiree pension debts may be up for grabs. >> to me it's robbery. >> donald smith is a retiree worried. 20,000 are anxiously awaiting the judge's decision. >> i'm not asking them to give me anything but what i earnt. >> smith worked 20 years as a detention officer. he's concerned his $800 pension check could be stripped or
, hawaii an state officials were believed to be on board a small plane that crashed off the hawaii an islands this evening. one person died and eight others survived when the charter plane went down in the water just northwest of molakai. two top officials from the department of health were on that flight and the passenger's names have not yet been released. >>> dramatic new video released as part of the hearing into the crash of asiana flight 214 at sfo. the surveillance video shows the plane coming in for a landing too slow and too low, and its tail hits the sea wall. you can see the plane spinning out of control as it crashed. the ntsb today questioned why the pilot depended on computer controls and why no one was able to handle the emergency manually. the crash could have been prevented. >> it was a complicated accident, but the fund mental problem was they were totally unaware of their airspeed or altitude. >> the documents released today confirm what the abc7 news i team's dan noyes reported back in october. and not one, but two fire rigs ran over a body that was covered with
to hawaii for the christmas holidays. phil, it has been a bad year for barack obama, hasn't it? >> he probably can't wait to get to hawaii for two weeks of holidays. you get a sign of how bad the year has been when the first question is, was this possibly the worst year out of the five you have been in the white house? it hasn't been a good one starting with the biggest a miss the problem for the u.s. president. that has been the disastrous rollout of the health care reform with a website that didn't work for a month, and there are also priorities that didn't get done in congress. any kind of new anti-gun legislation did not happen. stalled,on reform has and there is plenty more. maybe the nsa scandal triggered i edward snowden and his revelation, so plenty more questions. the press conference is ongoing. we haven't had any more questions so far. that might change. >> issa 2014 would be a breakthrough year for the u.s. thomas saying the economy actually grew bigger than expected, but this is the first his familyke sipped gave a recommendation about the spying scandal. >> not a clear o
for the holidays. he and the first family have touched down in hawai'i. today in his weekly address the president said he's looking forward to 2014. and a spirit of bipartisanship before leaving washington mr. obama held a conference about its sessions and failures all through 2013. mike viqueira gives us a recap. >> reporter: with calls of reform coming from courts and some of his own advisers president obama defended the nsa collection of millions of phone records but today he left the program open to changes. >> it may be outweighed by the concerns that people have on its potential abuse. if that's the case there may be another way of skinning the cat. >> reporter: it asked directly if a plea deal could be struck with erik snowden, mr. obama chose his words careful. >> i its important to keep in mind that this has done unnecessary damage to u.s. intelligence capabilities and u.s. diplomacy. >> reporter: on iran, the president came out against the push for new sanctions leading democrats deified the white house joining some congressional republicans in a call to tighten the screws. mr. obama in
. with less than 1% of hawaii yaps able to sign up for health care in the aloha state, should the president be fixing his home for the holidays instead? ' blah [ male announcer ] here's a question for you: the energy in one gallon of gas is also enough tkeep your smartphone running for how long? 30 days? 300 days? 3,000 days? the answer is... 3,000 days. because of gasoline's high energy density, your car doeshave to carry as much fuel compared to other energsources. take the energy quiz. energy lives here. charles: surf is up for hawaii health exchange. less than a half of one percent were able to sign up. they are running ou out of fedel funds. the president should hadn' lendd while at home. i guess president has changed so many things on the fly with this law, maybe he can cut them a check too. >> hawaii could use help, this law, should be taylor made for president's home state is not @%ing well. in fact, it highlights a concern, hawaii is a state that has as president would call it, income disparity. there should be a lot of people who want to sign up for health insurance. but somehow i
. >> thank you, so much. charle president obama, is home for holidays. th less than 1% of hawaii yaps able to sign up for health care in the aloha state, should the president be fixing his home f charles: surf is up for hawaii health exchange. less than a half of one percent were able to sign up. they are running ou out of fedel funds. the president should hadn't lend while at home. i guess president has changed so manyith this law, maybe he can cut them a check too. >> hawaii could use help, this law, should be taylor made f president's home state is not @%ing well. in fact, it highlights a concern, hawaii is a state tt has as president would call it, income disparity. there should be a lot of people who want to sign up for health insurance. but somehow it does not seem to be working out charles: why would that be? to your point. president is from hawaii. it seemed like a perfect backdrop for law? >> well remember, there is a lot @% demand for the law in part because they cancel so many insurance policies under wa it, they were going to launch the law with success. they canceled millions
in huwiey this year -- hawaii this year. >>> a remarkable survival at the bottom of the atlantic ocean caught on tape. >> it's alive. okay. keep them there . >> reporter: a diver expecting to find only bodies is surprised when a hand grasps his. a cook survived for three days by breathing in an air pocket. this is video of the rescue off the nigerian coast. the cook says he recited prayers while waiting for help. >>> drivers going to sfo have a new way to beat stress. the wag bregade: inviting dogs to the terminal. it's not unusual to see dogs that the airport. these dogs are here to help destress fliers. >> you can spot the dog loving people for sure. their eyes just light up. >> reporter: rick is a volunteer with the spca's rag brugade. volunteers regularly visit the terminals with their therapy dogs and invite travelers to get a little love, or in some cases, a lot. not everyone is open to the idea, but we found people who love dogs are on board. >> i think everybody breaks out into a smile and wants to pet the dogs. >> reporter: lady found fans of all ages. >> super nice. >> repor
, later tonight he and his family will head to hawaii for the christmas vacation so this will be his last news conference. once the president's news conference(=14,eju well, will bring it to you live. >> to a developing story in san francisco. that's where a garbage truck has hit and killed a pedestrian in the city's tender loin neighborhood. it happened about 7:30 this morning near the intersection of jones and opharrell. he was hit by an ecology garbage truck going in reverse, and this is the third deadly crash involving an ecology garbage truck since just. >> we have new details about the fight of a bay area family to cç support. they are taking their fight to court this afternoon. the attorney for her family says he will file an injunction in alameda county superior court today. the injunction would prevent doctors at children's hospital oakland from taking the teenager off a ventilator. the attorney says the hospital wants to take her off life support soon, but he has not specified a specific time. the family is asking that she stay on a ventilator. the hospital says it cannot relea
- president obama and the first family headed to hawaii, set to spend 17 days there on holiday vacation. thee flew on marine 1 before boarding air force one for the trip to hawaii. >> a federal judge ruled that utah's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional: salt lake county is issues marriage licences to same-sex couples. >> there was a ruling in canada on efferents to stop prostitution. canada's supreme court voted to stop bans on brothels and street sollistation saying they compromise the safety of sex workers. the decision will take effect in a year. the big apple is getting in the holiday spirit with help from the empire state building. it is putting on its first christmas light show ever. the finale is set for christmas eve. >> those are the headlines, "consider this" is up next. you can get the latest news online at aljazeera.com. >> president obama took to the podium today to give the white house press corps a postmore tell on the year. but what start ed as a look back quickly became a discussion of his biggest failures. "consider this identity is twir 14 look -- 2014 looking any be
for their web sites. we're live in honolulu. doug? >> reporter: don't let the beauty you see behind me of hawai'i fool you. this is state is a storm of troubles when it comes to the state exchange, and hawai'i is not unique. airline an -- carol andrews, the director of the hawai'i health connector stepped down. some say she was forced to step down, after the failed launch of the web site here. hawai'i health connector received $200 million in federal funding to set up the exchange. the web site cost $53 million, and the contractor? you guessed it. cgi, the same contractor that set up the federal exchange. the contract was awarded even after the state senate president warned people not to use cgi because they set up the state's tax web site and blew that as well and costed the taxpayers $50 million. >> more than a month after the rollout, only 256 people have signed up on the exchanges. oregon is pretty much similar story. oregon was tabbed as a leader by the obama administration. ed received more federal grant money than any other state except for new york and california. late this month, started
in a polarized government to this morning -- government. we have the democratic congressman from hawaii, the democratic senator from minnesota, the republican congresswoman from florida, and republican from missouri and wagner. . tweets.rget to use we will be tracking your questions. thank you for joining us for this conversation. >> we wanted to start the conversation with the senator. era so much talk about how women in the senate get along, bipartisan, they have dinners. how well do you know these women? >> we are really good friends. when people talk about how, in the days of old, people used to work together, that is how we do. there are 20 women. we used to be 16, which was unfortunate because they referred to us as sweet 16. [laughter] we made united states history inn there was a traffic jam the united states senate women's bathroom. [laughter] light probably came to most recently with the shutdown where we had half of the women in the group of 14 that actually pushed the leadership on a deal, framework to resolve that. they were women. it was half republicans, including kelly a
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is strangled. her boyfriend missing in hawaii, is he a suspect or a victim in this strange case. ♪ >>> and christmas crime prevention going viral. the police department using jingle bells and a sense of humor to make criminals think twice. >>> a new public service announce from the police department. >> a highly unusual crime tactic. >>> but, wow, what a wintry mess it is this morning. so much to item you about. much of the nation is digging out from that major storm. >> we're blaming lee goldberg. droppi dropping up to one foot of the snow. rob nelson is in boston for us this morning. rob, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, dan. just a few hours ago it was snowing pretty crazy out leer in boston. after that fast-moving storm moved through, now a steady rain shower, so much of this snow, you guessed it, is turning into slush. this morning, residents in almost two dozen states are digging out of the snow that has blanketed almost 1,000 miles of the u.s. >> it's buffalo, you're bound to have snow sooner or later. >> reporter: snow accumulations anywhere from an inch
flight, leaving washington behind for two and a half weeks for a vacation in hawaii. before leaving, president obama spoke to reporters about a variety of issues. the nsa spy scandal, the troubled health care rollout and the nuclear talks with iran. mike viqueria is with me. interesting exchanges with reporters today. >> there are john. the president had the tone of putting 2013 in the rear view. but he also insists that 2014, things are looking up. with calls for reform coming from the courts and some of his own advisors, president obama defended the nsa's collection of millions of phone records. but for the first time he left the door open for a different configuration. >> whatever might be outweighed about concerns on the potential abuse. if that's the case, there may be another way of skinning the cat. >> asked whether a plea deal could be gotten from edward snowden, president obama chose his words carefully. >> it is important to understand that this has done unnecessary damage to u.s. intelligence capabilities and u.s. diplomacy. >> on iran: the president came out against a p
himself, as gretchen told you. the first family is on vacation in hawaii. the white house a short time ago announced the president's symbolic move of enrolling in his own signature health care law. ed henry with the news live in washington. what about this latest obamacare delay what is it about? >> as you're not surprised, the administration is trying to downplay this delay by saying it does not mean by pushing it back to the 24th that if you start the enrollment process tomorrow you can still get insurance by january 1st. instead what they're saying is that if you're in process today, and there's a surge of traffic, as you alluded to, as long as you're in queue, the line today, you can complete the process tomorrow and you will get insurance, they say, by january 1st a statement from cms, the agency involved saying we recognize that many have chosen to make their final decisions on today's deadline and we are committed to making sure they can do so, anticipating high demand and the fact that consumers may be enrolling from multiple time zones, we have taken steps to make sure those who s
to prevent conflict. >> in hawaii the president signed into effect the defense spending bill and spent part of his christmas thanking u.s. troops. >> the least we can do is let you know we're grateful to you. >> susan rice was confronted will the full plate of crises by leslie. >> i want to give you a quote a foreign policy expert gave us. syria has been a fees akoe, crypt is fiasco. allies are deteriorating. chinese choose to provoke japan, and we're leaning back. i couldn't disagree with that more. in syria, chemical weapons are leaving the country for the first time. the situation in the middle east is complicated. t but to paint this with a broad brush and say it's a disaster, it's missing important data points. >> chuck schumer and me then dez are defiant and pushing for more sanctions. on the president's approach to iran, 68% say he has not been tough enough. 12% say about right, 5% say too tough. >> the health care and health care will be dominant issues, foreign policy changes could define the president's legacy in the second term for better or worse. >> we'll see. thank you. >> goo
, that's not an option. >> to hawai'i where the first family is vacationing, and obamacare appears to be faltering. hawai'i's gotten more than $200 million in federal grants and as of december 20th, 1100 people have enrolled, which works out to about $187,000 in obamacare spending per person. doug, what a place to by, 187 grand per obamacare enrollee. >> that's how much a flight to hawai'i costs. it's pretty amazing. the democratic governor is taking a hit from the 51% of democratic primary voters now disapprove of the job he is doing, but at least eh still has a job. the director of the healthcare exchange here stepped down on december 6th. some say she was forced to step down. her name is carol andrews. the contractor who built the web site is cgi, the same contractor that built in the national web site, that despite the fact that the president of the state senate in hawai'i urged hawaiians to reject that contractor because they set up the contractor to build the state's tax web site and they blew it, costing taxpayers in hawai'i $50 million. oregon's story. not too dissimilar. o
's interesting is today in hawaii the president didn't comment on the case. he signed into law the defense authorization bill that funds military operations for the next year. he spent part of christmas thanking u.s. marines based in hawaii. the latest crisis a fresh reminder of security challenges that await the president from the uncertainty throughout the middle east. places like syria, egypt to the deadly violence that flared up this week in south sedan leading the u.s. to move a platoon closer to the line of fire. administration officials noted for the first time they have gotten syria to turn over some of the chemical weapons. they are hopeful oh of a nuclear deal with iran to make the world safer but top fellow democrats like chuck schumer and bob menendez are defying the president by pushing for more sanctions against iran. >> thank you very much. joing us for more on this former foreign policy adviser to mitt romney and former adviser to the u.s. ambassador to the united nations. good to see you. >> thanks for having me. >> what do you make of this situation? you watch the video,
. >> for the first time same-sex couples are marrying today in hawai'i. ceremonies started at midnight. officials hope the change will boost annual tourism revenues by as much as $200 million. hawai'i was the seventh state to legalize same sex images this year. >>> vice president joe biden has arrived in japan. and will also visit china and south korea. the vice president will also try to diffuse tensions between china and japan over china's air defense zone in the china seas. >>> anti-government demonstration versus taken a violent turn in thailand. police firing water canons and rubber bullets as protesters try to force their way into government buildings. the prime minister said she will meemeet with protesters but cant meet demands. >> this time the rubbish truck was used to break through the concrete barriers erected by the police. it's and it's pop ants were forced into a quick retreat, tear gas spewing from the cab. it seems some people on the streets are willing to go to extremes to achieve their goal. they want the government and prime minister gone. they spoke with the media the day aft
traffic could still overwelm the system. >> well, hawaii is staying aloha to gay marriage. six couples tied the knot just after midnight. hawaii is now the 16th state to allow same-sex marriage. the hawaiian marriage law allows couples to register and be married on the same day and that makes it convenient for tourists. >>> coming up, the story behind this shower of money at the mall of america on black friday. >> but up next, a leading republican lawmaker says he will not stand in the way of raising d.c.'s building height limit. a subaru... ...are the hands that do good things for the whole community: enthe vironment, seniors, kids, and animals. that's why we created the share the love event. by the end of this year, the total donated by subaru could reach 35 million dollars. you get a great deal on a new subaru. we'll donate 250 dollars to a choice of charities that benefit your community. it feels good to be a helping hand. >>> a top house republican suggests he is open to changes to the law that governs building heights in d.c. congressman, darryl of california leads a panel that
in 2006. >>> in hawaii thousands gathered on the anniversary of the japanese attack on pearl harbor. it happened 72 years ago today, the event that launched the united states into world war ii. among those attending today's ceremonies were 50 survivors of the attack that killed more than 2,400 americans on that early morning in hawaii. >>> when "nightly news" continues on this saturday, a pollution emergency in the world's most populous city and the drastic measures being taken to keep people safe. >>> and later she's obviously got talent. what's surprising is where this american is showing it off. >>> we're back with a healthy emergency tonight in shanghai. the chinese city with more than 17 million people has been suffering through the worst air pollution it has ever seen. our report tonight from nbc's ian williams. >> reporter: the soaring skyline of mainland china's commercial capital was little more than a smudge through the thick smog. the tallest buildings disappeared into the smog, many in the city were wearing masks. "i have difficulty in breathing" says 24-year-old zwei ji
. >>> welcome back. taking a look out in the middle of the pacific, our friends in hawaii dealing with a few rain showers. don't feel too bad for them. it won't rain all day. maui, showers approaching. honolulu, drier there. anyone traveling around maui or the big island, shower notice forecast. temperatures around 81 today. 81 and sunny in honolulu. funny that l.a. was one of the only spots that was as warm as hawaii. 71 degrees. definitely more clouds out there. that cold front dropped through the north will drop temperatures and we may see snow showers. just be prepared for that. shouldn't cause too many slick conditions that will lead to a very chilly thursday morning. >>> the winner of "the voice" is tessanne. congratulations! >> they got everybody screaming out there. tessanne chen was the winner, winning for herself and team adam levine. she will receive $100,000 and a record deal with universal public. what a voice. she has "the voice," tessanne chen. >>> basketball legend michael jordan and his wife announced they are expecting twin girls. >>> and actor bruce willis and his wife, no
what mo did. >> i love you guys. >> hawaii has always been a big deal for mo. the music masters always went there. the concert is all a fundraiser because they want to send mo and his wife to hawaii for a vacation. if you're interested to donating to the cause, we'll have the link on our website later tonight. nbcbayarea.com. >>> talking about our forecast and the wind outside. >> it's started to get a little bit better. sustained winds from 10 to 20 miles per hour for the interior valleys. look at your sky camera network right now and you can temperatures all averaging in the 50s. clear skies in san francisco, the east bay, peninsula, and some of the best air quality in the south bay that we've had in 12 days. i want to take you back to san francisco. gusting in the low 20s. we're seeing a similar scenario here across the east bay. some of these gusts whooshing up back behind you back out there on the roads. some as high as 22 miles per hour. let's tell you when the wind is going to clear out. it is a very short-lived event. as we head throughout 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. tonight, we still c
is helped to his homestate of hawaii for the -- headed to his homestate of hawaii for the holidays. >>> the u.s. senate voted today john kasinin to be the new head of the revenue service and the new federal reserve chairman's approval is expected when the senate returns from recess january 6th and president obama will nominate retiring montana senator max baucus to serve as the next ambassador to china. . >>> we've got a winner. those of you betting on mgm to be the ones to build the new casino at the national harbor, you hit the jackpot. >> reporter: i'm scott broom in baltimore with a special state commission that ended the debate where to put a casino in gorge. they picked mgm -- in prince george's county. they picked mgm and national harbor. at the national harbor site beside the outer loop of the beltway just after crossing the woodrow wilson bridge. today the special state commission appointed to select a site voted 5-2 to go with national harbor. james muren is ceo of mgm. >> we think this can be the most commercially successful resort outside of las vegas from a profit per
. >> the president -- headed to hawaii, 10 days of rest and relaxation. preparing for a tougher 2014. i want to say the sacrifice , you're making for bloomberg to go to hawaii. >> i am taking one for the team. >> we appreciate it. how about the president? is he going to have to work out to there? >> he said he is hoping for a little bit of sleep and sun. as you know, these things often veer out of control. there could be some sort of international incident or january 1, second, major dates in terms of the beginning of the affordable care act. he will be getting regular briefings especially on health care as he tries to relax. >> he got bombarded by nsa stuff. it was really, really tough. a review panel. there is going to be change. >> there will. 2014 will not be easier for the president than 2013. maybe harder. two reasons. snowden still have more stuff. it is going to cut out -- come out. they do not know what it is. that is an even bigger problem. the spy agency caught by surprise is not a pretty sight. the president alluded to this in the press conference. the balance between security and civil
you as more news comes forth. >>> and here at home, president obama has headed to hawaii for his christmas vacation along with his family just days before a critical deadline for the affordable care act. as many americans call it, obamacare. president obama arriving in honolulu hours ago. it comes days before another key deadline for the health care law. amid lingering enrollment issues, today is the 21st and that deadline in two days. doug mckelway, wow it is gorgeous there, doug. >> it is beautiful, and it feels even more gorgeous than it looks, harris. i have to tell you the deadline you mentioned just two days away now. that's december 23rd. and that's when people who want to be covered through the exchanges have to be signed up. that's the deadline if they want the coverage by the first of january. we are looking for a surge and it is another test of the website on december 23rd and another test for the insurance companies who say they have been besieged with changes. the most recent change are tweaks to obamacare. as you know it came on thursday when the administration anno
. the question is how much bang for the buck they're getting. president left for hawaii on his vation. he should know well they are 500 enrollees in th state of hawaii and they received $ 200 million for navigators and the means to get people enrolled. $410,000 per enrollee. >> thiis turning in a costly jobs act. we have can't stop oversight of this. you heard it in the audio. navigators telling people how to under report income to get the tax suidiaries. the health reform is turng in a crass act. i wish nancy pelosi had her own personal navigator to read e bill an everybody else could t their navigators to read the bill to see the fall-out from. this by the way, why can't we get a state xerox toner changer to do job to help people figure out health refo? and the private market is doing it. we hve insurance companies and 800 hotlines to help out. >> navigator to get nancy pelosi to read it. love it. bill, what do you think? time to get rid of them? >> get rid of navigators because yo don't like obamacare? that's like saying we don't like the way the way the government outlawed the highways so ou
always talks about winning and we have a good game plan. >> at the hawaii bowl boise state was without his quarterback because he allegedly urinated from a hotel balcony. he have from danville and said he is innocent and took a polygraph to prove it and he was still sent home. 24 is how they celebrate christmas in hawaii. the beavers had this game in hand. things would get worse for boise state and grant head dribbing -- hendrick coughs up the football. he returns another fumble 70 yards for a touchdown. wards caps it off and oregon state wins it 38-23. this abc7 sports report was brought to you by riverwalk casino. >> shame about that player sent home. silly. that's a shame. >> and he didn't do it. we will find out for sure what like the enticing aroma and distinctive taste of nespresso. elegant capsules meet masterfully crafted machines, and one touch creates the perfect coffee, cappuccino, and latte. ♪ tempt all your senses with one extraordinary coffee. [ penélope cruz ] nespresso. what else? [ male announcer ] available at these fine retailers and nespresso-us.com. [ male annou
winning and we have a good game plan. >> at the hawaii bowl boise state was without his quarterback because he allegedly urinated from a hotel balcony. he have from danville and said he is innocent and took a polygraph to prove it and he was still sent home. 24 is how they celebrate christmas in hawaii. the beavers had this game in hand. things would get worse for boise state and grant head dribbing -- hendrick coughs up the football. he returns another fumble 70 yards for a touchdown. wards caps it off and oregon state wins it 38-23. this abc7 sports report was brought to you by riverwalk casino. >> shame about that player sent home. silly. that's a shame. >> and he didn't do it. we will find >>> good old st. nick traded out his sleigh. they paddled in by canoe at honolulu beach and watched the jolly old elf jump out in a red swimsuit. that's fun. that's it for us. thanks for watching.
recovery. so glad to hear that. >>> while vacationing in hawaii first lady michelle obama got into the christmas spirit by answering phone calls from children about santa's flight which is being tracked by norad. she answered questions about santa's location and let kids know when he would be visiting their homes. the tracking of santa's journey has been a christmas tradition since 1955. >>> taking a break from his christmas eve preparations santa traded in his boots for flippers as he went for a scuba dive in the florida keys. he better get back to work, because after all, it's christmas, santa. >>> the vatican -- at the vatican, in fact, pope francis is marking his first christmas as leader of the catholic church. tens of thousands of people are expected to pack st. peter's today. for the traditional christmas day message. in it, the pope asked for prayers, peace and the end of tensions in syria. the central african republic, south sudan and nigeria. late last night, the pope celebrated his first christmas eve mass. we get more from nbc's martin fletcher. ♪ >> reporter: mi
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